So…what’s your favorite plant in your garden right now?
I know what you’re thinking, that question belongs right up there with “where do you see yourself in five years?” you know, the worst job interview question EVER!
Recently I was asked that question by someone I respect, it caught me a little off-guard and so I stopped to think about my reply and realized it was a question worth consideration. “What’s your favorite plant” (yawn) is a much different question from “what's your favorite plant in your garden right now?” In the past I've given the standard (somewhat) flippant response answering that my favorite is whatever plant is closest to me, or the most recently purchased. However the difference in the two questions, when asked with genuine interest, had me thinking.
My response? The Colocasia and Alocasia in my garden are my favorite, right now. They’ve had a little heat to help push them into the kind of growth that makes them pop. The ones which I over-wintered started out last spring with just a single leaf, or in one case not even that. So for them to have six or more leaves is exciting!
They are trying to play garden star right now, especially when the light hits them just so.
This one even bloomed a few weeks ago, a first for me!
But to make the question, and thus post, current if I were asked that question today my answer would be the Dioon edule, because it’s putting out a flush of new growth! It's first for me...
I’m very excited about that, and watching the changes as they happen daily. So…what’s your favorite plant in your garden right now?